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5 Items You Need During Coronavirus

It seems Coronavirus will never end. Over the last year or so, we’ve made changes, adapt, changed again, and adapted again. For us, we recently started walking again. I realized we needed to focus on our fitness and health again. This time at home has allowed me to find time to organize, clean, and downsize. I believe I have downsized at least 5 times already. We share 5 items you need during Coronavirus.

5 Items You Need During Coronavirus
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How has quarantine been for you and your family? Have you discovered new skills? Cleaned? Organized? Start a new hobby? Get caught up on Netflix? 

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Supercharge Your Wellness

It’s tough times with Coronavirus. Will we ever get through this? When will it all end? I try not to dwell over it. I focus on the things I can control, such our health and wellness! Every so often, I try to change it up to keep us motivated! Are you ready to supercharge your wellness?

Supercharge Your Wellness
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How are you taking care of your health? My son and I go for a walk every morning during the week. I also do yoga and workout with resistance bands! I keep changing up my exercise routine but I think I’ll stick with yoga and my resistance bands! I like how I feel afterwards and I feel like I will get results! 

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Kill Germs In One Powerful Step

My son and I spend a lot of time at home. We feel happy and safe at home. I like keeping our home as clean and organized as I can manage. It’s far from perfect, but it’s our home! Since many of us spend so much time at home, I am so excited to share how to kill germs in one powerful step!

Kill Germs In One Powerful Step
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When Coronavirus shut schools down, I did my best to keep our home clean. I wiped down our surfaces (door handles, light switches, etc.) at least once a day. I still clean throughout the day as I like to keep our home looking nice. I also try to stay on top of household chores! 

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Kickstart Your Health

Now more than ever our health is important. As a single parent, I am doing my best to keep my son and I healthy during Coronavirus. We wear our masks, we use hand sanitizer, and I am constantly cleaning around our home. If anything, I am cleaning more and focusing on our health and fitness too! Let’s show you how to kickstart your health! 

Kickstart Your Health
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Every so often, I get distracted! When everything shut down, we stopped walking outside. It was either too hot or too cold or I just didn’t have the energy! After months of that, I realized we needed a kickstart! 

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Create A Comfortable Workspace

I have worked from home or been a stay at home parent for years. I have worked outside of the home too. However, as a special needs parent, I have always preferred to be a stay at home parent. Now that I am a single mom, I have to be a stay at home parent and work from home. With the novel Coronavirus, many people are working from home too! It’s taken a toll on everyone. I am so excited to show you simple ways to create a comfortable workspace! 

Create A Comfortable Workspace
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I work from home from my laptop. I don’t have a desk. Instead, I use our dining table. Since I use a laptop, I started noticing my neck and back were hurting. I even tried elevating my laptop with a stack of hardcover books. It was a nice improvement. 

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Ready To Kick Into Gear

I had no idea how much I was ready for a new year, a fresh start! Since the novel Coronavirus hit, we have not been walking or getting outside for months! Either it was too hot over the summer or too cold in the winter! As for myself, I did supplement with indoor workouts! However, things have changed. One of my machines broke and I needed a change to my fitness routine. It is time to change it up! We are ready to kick into gear! 

Ready To Kick Into Gear
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I am so excited to change up our routine. My son and I now walk around the park a minimum of one mile. Each day, I have been changing it up to where we easily walk 1 to 3 miles each day. I am purposely changing it up so he doesn’t get into a set routine and won’t be open to change. He loves his routine. 

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5 Changes That Make A Big Difference

I am always looking for ways to make my life easier and less chaotic. In our crazy world of the novel Coronavirus, we all need a change! We found 5 changes that make a big difference!

5 Changes That Make A Big Difference
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How are you holding up with quarantine? I’ve been doing my best to keep up with my fitness. I’ve had to make changes and I choose to workout at home, instead of going for my walks at the park. 

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Charge Up With New Gear

This year has been the craziest we’ve ever seen! With the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced to change the way we live, interact, learn, communicate, and more! I’ve been doing my best to stay motivated with my fitness and our health! I have since added a rowing machine to stay in shape! 

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When it comes to fitness or general health, staying hydrated is important! When I use a fun and delightful water bottle, it makes drinking my water so much fun! I prefer to use reusable bottles! 

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Basic Introduction To CBD And Hemp Health

A few years ago, I was looking for relief for our situation. My son has Autism and there are times when he gets overwhelmed, stressed, and could have a meltdown. To help calm him down, I started looking into CBD products. First, we tried CBD gummies and tinctures. However, I didn’t see any difference at all. I gave up. However, years later, I was desperate. We’re excited to share a basic introduction to CBD and hemp health! 

Basic Introduction To CBD And Hemp Health
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As a special needs mom, I prefer to try natural remedies. I didn’t want to use medication because there are so many side effects! I wanted to try CBD again!

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Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child’s School

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Disclaimer: I am sharing my personal experience with the Coca Cola Give program. The Coca Cola Company is in no way endorsing, contributing to, or compensating Beauty Brite Blog for this content.

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child’s School

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If you’ve read some of my previous posts on Beauty Brite you might have heard me mention my affection for Diet Coke. It’s one of my favorite drinks. I often have an icy cold glass of it next to me while writing, playing around on the internet, cleaning, reading or crafting.

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They used to have a rewards program that I participated in. I entered codes from their products and traded those points for cool stuff. I think the coolest thing I received through that program was a silver tumbler with a lid and plastic straw. If I had enough points and there wasn’t anything else I was really interested in, I would trade points for a coupon for a free 12-pack of Coca Cola.

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Each code you entered earned a specific number of points. The only thing I didn’t like about that program was that you there was a limit on how many codes you could enter to earn points each week.

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First of all, several family members knew I was using that rewards program and would save all of their codes for me. In addition to the codes I had from purchased products, I often had some I couldn’t use until later.

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Also, I was pretty sporadic about remembering to enter codes. This resulted in the accumulation of zip loc bags full of caps as well as codes torn from 12-packs of Coke building up in my mudroom.

Then, the company announced their intention to discontinue that rewards program, which bummed me out a bit. I was very happy to hear that they intended to launch a different rewards program. So, I held onto the cap codes until I could find out if they would be able to be used with the new rewards program.

This summer has been a bit hard so far with all the unrest in the country and the coronavirus stuff going on. So, I decided it was a good time to check out the new rewards program and do something fun to get my mind off of everything going on in the world for a short time.

I like their Coca Cola Give program because there isn’t a limit on how many codes I can enter (at least that I’ve found, so far).

You probably think I’m joking about having a bunch of codes built up. I assure you, I’m not. Check it out, here are all the codes I had sitting in bags in my mudroom to use when they launched this new program.

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Yeah. Not joking! I had been collecting caps in quart-size zip loc bags, using gallon size bags only when I was out of the smaller size and even brown paper lunch sacks when I had no zip loc bags in the house at all. In the end, before taking this picture, I had nearly 30 various bags of caps. It was nuts! It took me about a week of working every evening for a couple of hours to get all of these codes entered into the website.

In looking at their new rewards program, I decided I was interested in using my codes to make monetary donations. To try it out, I chose the American Red Cross and entered a few codes. It is so easy and quick to do!

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Then I realized that you can make donations to schools! So, I have subsequently been entering codes with my daughter’s school designated to receive the donations.

If there isn’t a school you’re interested in donating to, here are the other organizations you can choose:

National Park Foundation

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

American Red Cross

Special Olympics

USO

And for all of you out there about to say I need to find a healthier snack — here ya go!

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child's School -- Coca Cola Give Program #beautybrite

I thought an apple was a fitting snack while entering codes to benefit my daughter’s school, cuz teachers … apples … pretty neat little connection there. LOL

After entering all the codes you can see in the pictures above, here’s where my total donation history stood.

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Yes, that’s nearly $65 donated to my daughter’s school. But, some time has passed since this I took these pics. I have gathered more codes to enter.

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child's School -- Coca Cola Give Program #beautybrite

As it stands right now, I have donated a total of:

$71.60!!!

It feels good to do a nice thing for my community. Our children’s schools have always been appreciative of the different ways that parents have supported their efforts to provide kids with fun activities and additional educational opportunities that would otherwise be beyond their budgets to provide.

I think this is definitely a much more fun and consistent activity to support our local educational institutions than constant fundraisers. Our local Kroger also has a program that shoppers can sign up for to support schools, so I do that, also. I like these two programs because it’s easier for parents to do things like this. Also, if there were more programs like this, it would mean less time for school personnel researching fundraising efforts and more time doing what they love most — helping our kids to grow into successful, well-rounded adults.

What is your favorite way to support your schools? Alternatively, which of the organizations listed above would you donate to through Coca Cola Give?